Richard N. Ruprecht
Richard practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate and elder law.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, cum laude, he earned a law degree (J.D.) from the University Of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also earned a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining Oppenheimer, Fleischer & Quiggle, Richard was a principal at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Maryland (1986-2013); he was also an attorney with the Office of General Counsel, U.S. General Accounting Office, in Washington, D.C. (1980-1985). He is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.
Richard assists clients with all aspects of estate planning, including the preparation, interpretation and administration of documents such as wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney for finance, and advance directives for health care. Much of his practice involves the administration of probate estates in Maryland and the District, as well as the preparation of associated estate and fiduciary tax returns.
His attention to detail coupled with his ability to discuss complex issues in a straightforward manner– especially when discussing difficult or detailed aspects of estate planning – are appreciated by his clients.
Active in Montgomery County community service affairs, Richard has served and continues to serve in several organizations, including: as an adult advisor to the Walter Johnson High School Key Club (community service organization) since 1991; as a member of the board of directors Miracle League of Montgomery County, Maryland (a non-profit entity he helped organize in 2006 to establish a specially designed baseball field and league for children and adults with disabilities); as past distinguished president and current board member of the Kiwanis Club of Bethesda, Maryland; as current President of the Kiwanis Foundation of Bethesda, Maryland; as event chairman of the annual Veterans’ Day Observance in Bethesda since 1989; as a volunteer representative payee for SSI-eligible recipients under the auspices of Bethesda Cares; and as past-president of Bethesda EverGreen.
He is a frequent public speaker on topics of interest concerning estate planning, and was an instructor at Montgomery Community College for a popular course entitled Income Tax Aspects of Real Estate for several years.